Editor’s note: An arrest or a charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.
Granville Police Department
9 p.m. Police were dispatched to a Washington Street residence for reports of an 18-year-old Church Street man who punched a wall with an obvious deformity to his hand. The officer spoke with the man who said he was remodeling a home, made a dumb decision and punched the sheetrock that had a bookcase behind it. The officer stood by until EMS arrived.
6:33 p.m. Police were dispatched to Pacific Street and Quaker Street for a reported pedestrian-automobile accident. The officer spoke with all parties involved, including an 80-year-old Columbus Street woman driving a Subaru, an 86-year-old Columbus Street man as the passenger in the Subaru and a 38-year-old Middle Granville man driving a Ford F-150. The 86-year-old man told the officer that his wife hit the 38-year-old man’s truck turning onto Pacific Street. The 38-year-old man said he was stopped at the stop sign of the intersection on Pacific Street when the woman made a left-turn from Quaker Street and hit the front bumper of his truck. All information was run through dispatch and a drivers’ exchange was conducted.
7 p.m. A welfare check was requested by a 54-year-old Church Street man on the man’s 74-year-old East Quaker Street mother. The man said his mother seemed “off” on the phone with him for the last few hours and that he was unable to check on her because he was positive for Covid-19 and waiting on his mother to get her test results back. Upon arrival at the East Quaker Street residence, the officer knocked and rang the doorbell with no result but did hear noises inside. Entry was gained through a master key and the officer located the woman stumbling in her room. The officer requested an ambulance to transport the woman to Glens Falls Hospital.
1:27 p.m. Shelby Lee Sheridan, 27, of Enosburg, Vermont, was ticketed for speeding on North Street. The patrolling officer clocked Sheridan traveling at 56 MPH.
7:41 a.m. A Massachusetts woman with poor reception called the station line to report a 41-year-old Church Street man stealing property from her residence and possibly returning the property to a Potter Avenue residence. The caller said she wanted the responding officer to respond to the Potter Avenue residence. The officer explained that the police would require a larceny complaint or warrant signed from the location of the theft before Granville could attempt to address it further. The woman advised the officer that drugs could more than likely be discovered with the 41-year-old man, to which the officer responded by explaining the proper course of action. The woman was provided with the police fax number so she could have reports sent directly to the department from her local agency.
3:15 p.m. A Columbus Street woman called the station line regarding her 11-year-old son not returning home from school on time. The responding officer met with the woman at her residence and was advised the child did the same thing the day before, The officer cleared the scene and was responding to another residence to check for the boy when the mother called saying he had returned. The boy told the officer, at length, that he did not return a text to his mother because he didn’t have any data on his cell phone.
6:50 p.m. Police responded to the Dollar General on Quaker Street for a reported larceny. Store employees advised the responding officer they were retrieving items from outside when an unknown woman utilizing self-checkout scanned three items and left with a shopping cart full of items without making payment. Video was obtained by the store cameras and was sent to the department on Nov. 11, along with a list of possible items and amounts. The woman reportedly left the scene as a passenger in a gray or silver SUV. The responding officer checked with Tractor Supply’s manager for possible surveillance footage as well. The investigation is currently active.
11:50 a.m. A 40-year-old Potter Avenue man advised a patrolling officer of his 12-year-old son having a mental health incident and making threats. Upon arrival, the responding officer spoke to all parties and calmed the boy down. The officer was informed the family had been at the hospital the night prior for the same type of incident. The boy advised the officer that something was wrong and he wanted to speak to a doctor. Granville Rescue Squad responded to transport the boy to Glens Falls Hospital.
Whitehall Police Department
7 a.m. While on patrol an officer was advised by Dispatch that a tow truck towing a vehicle had sparks coming off the bottom of it on U.S. Route 4 and the caller was concerned. The officer observed the vehicle on Broadway and determined it was a chain hanging too low causing the sparks. The officer initiated a traffic stop and advised the driver. The chains were tightened.
9:40 a.m. An officer took a call at the station from a 38-year-old woman who was in her house who said there was a stay-away order of protection keeping a 37-year-old Nigel Reeks away from her house. The responding officer and Deputy Macura responded to 38 Skene St. and interviewed the woman, who said Reeks was in the shower and had just shown up to take a shower because he had spilled diesel fuel on his clothes. Officers waited and when the Reeks came out of the shower he was interviewed. A check of the order of protection out of Washington County family court verified the suspect must stay away from the woman’s home. Reeks, however, has a refrain from order with the woman which allows them to communicate. Reeks was arrested on one count of disobeying a mandate. He was issued an appearance ticket for the village of Whitehall court on Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. A domestic incident report was completed with the woman.
5 p.m. A call came over for a deer in the roadway that needed to be removed from just past South Bay bridge on Route 22. The responding officer went out to remove the deer and found it standing on the shoulder of the road. The officer remained on the scene for about 15 minutes and helped the deer get out into a nearby field. The deer did not appear to have major injuries but had been struck by a car.
5:30 p.m. The responding officer responded to 11 Gilmore St. for a stove fire. Upon arrival, the officer was met by a 33-year-old man who advised his wife had preheated the stove and now there was lots of smoke coming from it. Both the officer in the man went inside and opened the stove door to find a pizza box in the oven and burning. Both the responding officer and man were able to carry the pizza box outside an extinguisher. The fire department arrived on the scene and was going to ventilate the smoke for the occupants.
12 a.m. While on another incident, an officer was diverted to 91 S. William St. for a report of a man throwing property out of the front yard of the shared residence. Upon arrival the officer spoke to a 26-year-old man outside in front of the house and advised him that if anything happened to the property, which was occupied by a 25-year-old woman, he would be liable for it. The man argued that it was his property since the woman had been living there for 30 days. The officer advised him that isn’t how property ownership works and that it would be better if he picked up the items and put them back in the house. The man picked up the property and put it on the front porch of the house, then left the residence.
8:50 p.m. An officer responded to the area of Lafayette Street for someone burning. An anonymous caller was concerned about the height of flames. The officer located the outdoor burn at 15 Lafayette St. and spoke with a 20-year-old woman, who advised she was just burning some wood pallets in a small amount of hay. The woman was advised to put the fire out when what was on it burned down. The officer noted about two feet of flames upon arrival and the fire was close to being able to be extinguished upon leaving the scene.
New York State Police
3:01 p.m. Brian S. Rapcavage, 34, of Whitehall was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs in the first degree, a class U misdemeanor. He was released to a third party.
3:30 p.m. Travis E. Witt, 36, of Fort Edward was arrested in Queensbury on one count of petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.
5:50 a.m. Lea F. Ritchie, 51, of Fort Ann was arrested in Richmondville for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs in the first degree, a class U misdemeanor. She was released on her own recognizance.
9:51 a.m. Sarah W. Weber, 44, of Manchester Center, Vermont, was arrested in Malta for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor, and DWI, first offense, a class U misdemeanor. She was released to a third party.
1:04 p.m. A 15-year-old from Hebron was arrested in Granville on two counts of grand larceny in the fourth degree involving a credit card, a class E felony. He was issued an appearance ticket.
1:55 p.m. Braeden C. Roberts, 19, of Hudson Falls was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor, and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, specifically a loaded firearm, a class C felony. He was released on his own recognizance.
8:52 p.m. Braeden C. Roberts, 19, of Hudson Falls was arrested in Fort Edward for criminal possession of cannabis in the second degree, a class E felony, criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, specifically an ammo clip, a class D felony, and criminal possession of weapons in the second degree, specifically five or more firearms, a class C felony. He was being held.
Vermont State Police
9:37 a.m. Vermont State Police stopped Alan Marchinkowski, 41, of Rutland, on Vermont Route 22A at Sheldon Road in Fair Haven on suspicion of driving with a criminally suspended license. He was cited to appear at Rutland County Court at a later date.
5:56 p.m. Vermont State Police conducted a traffic stop on Vermont Route 22A in the Town of Benson after observing a motor vehicle violation. The operator was identified as Caleb Hall, 22, of Orwell. While speaking with Hall, troopers detected indicators of impairment. Hall was screened and subsequently placed under arrest for DUI drugs and for having a criminally suspended license. Hall was processed and released with a citation to appear in Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division, at a later date.
4:50 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash involving three vehicles on U.S. Route 7 South, in the Town of Rutland. Through investigation, troopers determined Cory Haines, 44, of Rutland City, driving a 2016 Chevrolet Trax, was traveling southbound on Route 7 when his vehicle came into contact with the rear of a 2011 Buick Regal being driven by Ashley Stillwell, 37, of Rutland City. Stillwell’s vehicle was stationary because of heavy traffic on Route 7 South. After being struck by Haines’s vehicle, Stillwell’s was thrust forward and hit the rear of a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado being driven by Gregory Howard, 69, of Poultney. No injuries were reported.
5:49 a.m. Vermont State Police responded to the intersection of U.S. Route 7 and U.S. Route 4 in Rutland for a reported two-car motor vehicle crash. A 2017 Honda Civic driven by Zachary C. Allen, 25, of Rutland was traveling eastbound on U.S. Route 4 while a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross driven Amy E. Jackson, 61, of Rutland was headed northbound on U.S. Route 7. Investigation determined that Allen’s vehicle failed to yield to Jackson’s at the intersection while making a left turn onto Route 7 northbound. Moderate damage to both vehicles resulted. No injuries were reported.